Last updated on: 9/8/2009 | Author:

5 new cases

NEW: Five new case summaries have been posted in the ACLU in the Supreme Court section:

Torres v. Puerto Rico (1979)
Florida man challenges Puerto Rican law after airport police find marijuana in his luggage

Gomez v. Perez (1973)
Child support case results in the upholding of illegitimate children’s rights

California v. Krivda (1972)
Police arrest someone after finding narcotics in his curbside trash

Moore v. Illinois (1972)
The ACLU sides with convicted shotgun murderer by challenging his death penalty sentence

Neil, Warden v. Biggers (1972)
The constitutionality of a police department’s “show-up” procedure is addressed in courts